How we use your information
Your personal information will only be used for the purposes you gave it to us and also to keep you informed. If for example you signed up to our email list we will send you our emailed newsletter and updates on the wider work of GATHER. This may include news and information about groups, networks, or organisations that GATHER is in relationship with.
How we use e-mail
As GATHER is a charitable organisation we are constantly looking for ways to use the resources we have more effectively. E-mail is a very effective way of communicating with our supporters. We will endeavour not to send large e-mails and where we use images in the e-mail we will host them elsewhere saving space in your inbox. We do understand that not everybody likes to get e-mails so we give you a choice. You can unsubscribe from our e-mails by contacting us or by using the form on this site.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Sharing of information with other organisations
We will not share your information with other organisation unless you give us permission. However, we may employ other agents to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include delivering web services and e-mail. You may also receive information from partners or organisations related to GATHER.
Recording of audio, images and video at events
Dedicated teams are responsible for the recording and the digital capture of audio, still images and video at all GATHER events. It is the policy of GATHER to use this captured information in publicity and marketing, as well at future events. No individuals within a captured image, video or sound clip are made personally identifiable. Where individuals are named, this is only done with prior consent. By attending GATHER events you are agreeing to the non-specific recording and digital capture of audio, still images and video.
If you have any questions about the way we use your data or would not like your data to be used for anything listed above, please contact us. We aim to use the information you give us in a way which is fair to you. Please let us know if there are any ways we can serve you better.